Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366(1574):2124--2140, 2011
Abstract The evolution of novel morphological features, such as feathers, involves the modification of developmental processes regulated by gene networks. The fact that genetic novelty operates within developmental constraints is the central tenet of the 'evo-devo' ...
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 11(11):747--759, 2010
Abstract Vocal imitation in human infants and in some orders of birds relies on auditory-guided motor learning during a sensitive period of development. It proceeds from'babbling'(in humans) and'subsong'(in birds) through distinct phases towards the full- ...